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My current setup is an Apple iMac ppc machine running osx tiger 10.4.3 I am wanting to install Fedora on its own partition to dual boot. My 55gb harddrive has 12gb free. Im sure i can get more space out of it if i need. I made a install dvd for fedora, but when i try to boot from it, rather than give me the gui, its a few lines of text saying welcome and i cant input anything. I was under the impression you could repartition in this installer, but i can not get it up and running. Thanks in advance.
did you do a check sum on the downloaded iso? What happens when you boot it? When you reach the yaboot prompt did you read the instructions at the top. Try alternate boot kernels( press tab and type what they at the prompt). Press enter to boot? sorry im not really sure of your problem could you post with something more clear please.
okay how do you boot into osx? reboot holding option(alt). Did you manage to install fedora? Maybe try re-downloading , i cant really see any reasons for your problem and i can only think of a broken iso. That doesnt seem right either broken iso's ive had booted into a white screen. em only thing i can think of is downloading it again making sure its ppc( i dont think your retarded but its an easy mistake) and checking the checksum.
Last edited by Indiestory; 10-23-2006 at 03:26 PM.
made sure i downloaded ppc version and tried both the 6 boot cds and the single boot dvd. if you asked how i boot to osx, i just let it start up normally without holding anything. holding option gives me an option between booting to osx and the linux dvd (booting to linux gave me a white screen with red text). holding c to boot from cd gave me a black screen with white text. they both said the same thing.
no, this isnt fedora 6 like my dumb title says, its actually fedora core 5. and like i said in my above posts, hitting keys on this screen does nothing. not hitting tab, not hitting enter. all i can do is hit my button in the back to turn off my compter.
You will have no option to re-size your partitions or anything to make place for fedora.
If you do not already have a spare partition then the only option you will have through the installer is to completly wipe everything off your harddrive.
don't think anyone has mentioned this yet even though it was one of the questions.
I think there are apps that will let you shrink the partition from OS X but they are not free and at that point considering you will have to fork out the money anyway you might want to consider an external firewire hdd.